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Grim Crims and Convicts : 1788-1820 : Fair Dinkum Histories Series : Book 2 - Jackie French

Grim Crims and Convicts : 1788-1820

Fair Dinkum Histories Series : Book 2

By: Jackie French, Peter Sheehan (Illustrator)

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Published: 1st February 2009
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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It was an incredible idea-to found a colony of convicts eight months' sail away from Great Britain. In a land with no cities, no farms, no rich spices. Just savages in huts. The Dutch, the French and the Portuguese had known about this place for two hundred years-and had turned their noses up at it. The Chinese had known about it for even longer and they weren't interested either. No country had ever thought to send a colony so far away. Why on earth would you bother?

About The Author

Jacqueline Anne "Jackie" French (born 29 November 1953) is an award-winning Australian author. She writes mainly children's fiction and books on gardening.

Jackie French was born in Sydney and grew up in Brisbane, but moved to the bush in her early twenties. She is a keen gardener and appeared on the TV series Burke's Backyard. She has written well over a hundred books. Jackie lives in New South Wales, near the small town of Braidwood at Araluen. She began writing when she was 30, in a desperate attempt to get enough money together to register her car. At the time, she was living in a tin shed with a black snake named Gladys and a wombat named Smudge. A hundred and thirty-two books later, she is still writing and is often dubbed Australia's most popular children's writer. Jackie also appears regularly on radio and television.

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      Jackie French

      Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

      Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

      Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

      In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

      Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9781741693140
      ISBN-10: 1741693144
      Series: Fair Dinkum Histories
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 160
      Published: 1st February 2009
      Publisher: Scholastic Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.5  x 1.5
      Weight (kg): 0.21